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Full Operas - Released February 1, 2015 | Myto Historical

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released June 10, 2015 | INA Mémoire vive

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique
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Opera - Released May 11, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released October 19, 2009 | Warner Classics

Booklet Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Full Operas - Released October 20, 2017 | Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Choc de Classica
« This magnificent 1956 recording, conducted with genius by Karajan and with a cast such as dreams are made of, has an unparalleled status and is unlikely to be challenged for many a year. » Gramophone « This remastering comes from the original analogue tapes and has been transferred at high resolution digital quality to capture the very best sound from the tapes. In consultation with the original engineer Chris Parker, we have slightly adjusted the balance of the Trio (in Act 3) to reflect the quality of sound that was desired but not achieved at the time of recording. This recording was originally made as a mono recording by Douglas Larter, with a stereo test version engineered by Chris Parker. It is this stereo test version which has been used for this remastering. Despite the early experimental nature of this new ‘stereo’ technology, this recording is captured in astonishingly vivid sound and is a testament to the experience, understanding and skill of both the musicians and engineers of the time.» Simon Gibson, Remastering Engineer at Abbey Road Studios  
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Classical - Released March 14, 2011 | Warner Classics

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released October 11, 2010 | Warner Classics

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released May 24, 2016 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
Although best remembered for his devotion to the core Austro-Germanic repertoire, Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan did flirt with the English repertoire in the '50s and early '60s. There are EMI recordings of him leading the Philharmonia in Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Britten's Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge and rehearsal recordings of him leading the Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Roma in Walton's First Symphony. His last affair was this 1961 performance of Holst's The Planets with the Vienna Philharmonic. Recorded in bone-crushing -- but still deep and colorful -- sound by John Culshaw, Karajan's view of The Planets, like his view of Vaughan Williams and Britten, is decidedly superficial. This is not to say that his conducting is anything less than superb. Karajan was one of great technical virtuosos and he misses nothing in Holst's monumental score -- not the balances, not the details, not the colors, not the rhythms, nothing. But everything inside Holst's score is more or less missing: "Mars" has power but lacks point, "Venus" has beauty but lacks soul, "Mercury" has speed but lacks strength, "Jupiter" has weight but lacks humor, "Saturn" has mass but lacks fear, "Uranus" has muscle but lacks wit, and "Neptune" has carefully calculated gradations of dynamics but altogether lacks any sense of blissful departure into infinite space.
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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 1998 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Distinctions Hi-Res Audio
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Symphonic Music - Released October 20, 2017 | ICA Classics

Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released October 11, 2010 | Warner Classics

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released April 6, 2009 | Warner Classics

Distinctions Choc de Classica
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Operettas - Released April 18, 2006 | Naxos

Booklet Distinctions 10 de Classica-Répertoire
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Full Operas - Released July 3, 2015 | IDIS

Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Full Operas - Released July 25, 2006 | Naxos

Booklet Distinctions 10 de Classica-Répertoire

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